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A ukulele primer: Eddie Vedder, Tiny Tim, Roy Smeck and more

A ukulele primer: Eddie Vedder, Tiny Tim, Roy Smeck and more

You say: Yoo-ka-LAYL-ee. I say: oo-koo-LAY-lay. Potato, potahto. However you choose to pronounce it, there's no denying the ukulele is enjoying a moment. In honor of the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain's April tour of California, we've put together this little primer to help you get to get to grips with the main players and styles in the ukulele scene.

George Formby (1904-1961). More famous for playing the banjo/uke hybrid - the banjolele - George Formby was one of the highest paid film stars of the 1930s. Formby was paid more than $4-million a year by U.K. film studios, but his Lancashire accent, nasal voice and the silly sauciness of double-entendre humor meant he was never...

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